OVMC and EORH Earn Vascular Testing Reaccreditation by the IAC

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Ohio Valley Medical Center and East Ohio Regional Hospital have been granted an additional three-year term of accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Vascular Testing in the areas of Extracranial Cerebrovascular Testing, Peripheral Venous Testing, and Peripheral Arterial Testing.


Accreditation by the IAC indicates that OVMC and EORH have undergone an intensive application and review process and is found to be in compliance with the published Standards.  Comprised of a detailed self-evaluation followed by a thorough review by a panel of medical experts, the IAC accreditation process enables both the critical operational and technical components of the applicant facility to be assessed, including representative case studies and their corresponding final reports.


“This latest accreditation awarded to our hospitals demonstrates our ongoing commitment to providing quality patient care in vascular testing,” said Daniel C. Dunmyer, Chief Executive Officer of OVMC and EORH.  “I am proud of the continued professionalism and dedication of our technicians and staff.”


Early detection of life-threatening heart disorders, stroke, and other diseases is possible through the use of vascular testing procedures performed within hospitals, outpatient centers, and physicians’ offices.  Cardiovascular diseases are the number one cause of death in the United States. On average, one American dies every 39 seconds of cardiovascular disease - disorders of the heard and blood vessels, Stroke, a disorder of the blood supply to the brain, is the third leading cause of death and the leading cause of disability in the country, with nearly 800,000 new strokes occurring annually.


There are many factors that contribute to an accurate diagnosis based on vascular testing.  The training and experience of the technologist performing the procedure, the type of equipment used and the quality assessment metrics each facility is required to measure, all contribute to a positive patient outcome.  IAC accreditation is a “seal of approval” that patients can rely on as an indicator of consistent quality care and a dedication to continuous improvement.






Pictured at EORH is Beth Huggins, Vascular Technician.


Pictured at OVMC are Emily Sweeney, Vascular Technician and Orleen Huffman Technical Director/Neurology